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Report: Georgia Tech QB Vad Lee to transfer

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Here’s a bit of a stunner. Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee is on his way out of the program. According to a report by Jackets Online Thursday night, Lee has played his final game for Georgia Tech.

The reason or reasons for the transfer are unknown at this time. Lee played all 13 games for Georgia Tech this season and was the team’s leading passer with 1,561 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was also intercepted 10 times and the team’s third-leading rusher with 513 yards and eight touchdowns.

If Lee transfers to another FBS program he will have to sit out a season before being eligible to play again. Lee has already used a redshirt year at Georgia Tech, so he would actually lose a year of eligibility under typical NCAA transfer rules unless given an exemption. Lee couldĀ begin playing immediately in 2014 if he were to transfer to an FCS program.

This will likely leave the spring quarterback competition open for Justin Thomas, the team’s second leading passer in 2013, and Tim Byerly.

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4 Responses to “Report: Georgia Tech QB Vad Lee to transfer”
  1. bobulated says: Jan 2, 2014 9:26 PM

    No surprise, not only is he getting out of that high school offense but Paul Johnson undercut him several times this season showing no interest in growing his game for the future. Justin Thomas is a more traditional QB for CPJ’s O; a fast guy with no arm who would be a DB or slot WR at most other schools. GT will finish a game over .500 and play a lower tier bowl yet again. Thanks Coach Johnson for your continuing commitment to mediocrity.

  2. spencer1x says: Jan 2, 2014 10:13 PM

    let’s be honest, vad lee was terrible. paul johnson isn’t the reason he constantly fumbled and was lucky to hit 50% of his passes. does anyone think he is going to get serious interest from a higher caliber program?

  3. bobulated says: Jan 2, 2014 10:29 PM

    I dunno, maybe when 75% off practice is spent handing off at the “mesh point” and most of the time when you actually throw in a game it’s extreme down and distance, you tend not to develop as a passer. Also having a coach who takes pride in not preparing a game plan and screams at the players for failing after calling a reverse with less than 5 minutes to go while inside GT’s own five during a bowl helps too.

  4. chc4 says: Jan 2, 2014 11:00 PM

    I will agree with both of the above posters… Paul Johnson AND Vad Lee are both horrible. Biggest problem for GT is that only one of them is leaving the program.

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